Tunisia strikes deal with protesters to restart oil production

Tunisia on Saturday said it had reached a deal with protesters in the impoverished south who had blockaded oil and gas facilities for months to allow operations to resume.”An agreement has been reached between the government and representatives of Tataouine,” Slim Tissaoui, government advisor on social affairs, told AFP.The government said energy companies would resume their actitivies on Saturday without further details.Demonstrators in the long-marginalised desert region of Tataouine, some 420 kilometres (260 miles) south of the capital Tunis, began staging sit-ins and cutting off production…

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